Brisbane 2009 Tourist Attractions & Tours

Movie World
Outback Spectacular
Australia Zoo
Story Bridge Adventure Climb

For those who wish to travel to other areas of Queensland and Australia pre-and post conference, various tour packages are now available. Please download the attached flyer for tours you can arrange before or after the conference.

The official tourist/holiday website for the state of Queensland can be found at

Adventure Tours Australia is an award winning tourism company and is offering special rates for ISSS members!  As indicated in the Adventure Tours offers many tours out of all main centres in Australia, including Alice Springs (Ayers Rock, Kings Canyon, etc.), Darwin (Kakadu) and Cairns (Great Barrier Reef) for those who wish to be a bit more adventurous. This company also has self driven vehicles that are custom designed for couples called "Spaceships". These can be picked up and dropped at various depots in Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Adelaide and Melbourne. "Spaceships" are a good car to drive with more useful features than a camper van. For more information see (and select "For hire in Australia").

Adventure Tours are also offering a group arrangement to travel by bus from Sydney to Brisbane leaving July 10 and arriving in Brisbane on the evening of July 12. 

If you are interested in these tours, you must contact the company directly by emailing to make a booking.

The 3 day itinerary is based on the details below.
This cost is inclusive of:
·          3 days hire of Australian Guide/Vehicle & Fuel
·          Meals as indicated
·          National Park Fees
·          Dolphin and Whale Watching Cruise
·          3* Twin share Motel accommodation
Not included:
Pre & post accommodation and flights.
Any optional activities, entrance fees, extras, and items of a personal nature.
Extra Details:
Single upgrade available subject to availability, cost to be advised.
10th July Sydney to Coff’s Harbour
Meals incl: Lunch
Accommodation: 3* Motel twin share
The group will depart form the Adventure Tours Shop at 804 George Street, Sydney at 7am
This morning the group will head to Port Stephens. Port Stephens is a beautiful Port only two and a half hours drive north of Sydney.  Port Stephens is home to around 165 bottlenose dolphins, which live in the Port itself.   Here the group will be able to participate in a boat cruise to see whales on their seasonal migration and the dolphins, the tour includes free tea, coffee and biscuits.  After the boat tour the group will depart for their overnight accommodation in Coff’s Harbour, home of the “Big Banana”.
11th July Coff’s Harbour to Byron Bay
Meals incl: Continental Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation: 3* Motel twin share   
After breakfast the group will head North along the spectacular NSW coast to Byron Bay.  Passengers spend the afternoon at their leisure in Byron Bay, a chic and relaxed seaside town with glorious beaches and an eclectic mix of shops, cafes and art galleries.  Why not enjoy take-away fish and chips on the beach at sunset (at own expense).
12 July Byron Bay to Brisbane
Meals incl: Continental Breakfast and Lunch
Today the group will head to the world heritage listed Springbrook National Park to enjoy a guided walk to the spectacular Natural Bridge waterfall.  This region allows visitors to experience one of the few areas of remnant Gondwana rainforests in Australia, along with Springbrook’s unique Geology and fauna.  Lastly passengers can enjoy the scenery of the Gold Coast as they head into Brisbane. Group to be dropped off at selected accommodation (at own expense).